Definition of self-select in English:

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1 [with object] Choose for oneself: participants were asked to self-select their titles, which were divided into executive and non-executive
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  • These may be self-selected roles or ones that are thrust upon us by outside relationships or circumstances.
  • On joint returns, each spouse must have a self-selected PIN.
  • Compose course descriptions as benefit statements, allowing learners to accurately self-select courses.
2 [no object] Determine one’s own status with regard to membership in a group: the crowd self-selects because this isn’t a club for the passing trade
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  • Maybe group members self-selected into these different groups because they differed initially in some important way.
  • The job self-selects for sociopaths who like the idea that day-in, day-out, they can take out their aggression on anyone who isn't wearing a uniform or a badge.
  • Further examination, however, revealed that the class was composed of mature, intelligent students who had self-selected into a rigorous course in international agricultural trade and the global economy.


Allowing users to select: the chain decided to move condoms from the pharmacy counter to self-select stands
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  • When it comes to investing on the stock market, you can buy shares directly, through a self-select ISA via a stock broker or financial adviser.
  • Presented either in a self-select list or a slide show style presentation, each CD shown has a list of its enclosed contents while selected moments play on the soundtrack.
  • Using a self-select ISA you can put the cash in and delay choosing which shares or unit trusts to buy until you are more confident.
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